Oore­doo to help more peo­ple with new plan

The lat­est ini­tia­tive of Oore­doo Good­will Jour­ney, the tele­com com­pany’s cor­po­rate and so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity un­der­tak­ing, be­gins on May 27

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MUS­CAT: Hav­ing helped more than 140,000 peo­ple in Oman through its CSR pro­gramme, Oore­doo hopes it can pro­vide as­sis­tance to many more peo­ple who re­quire it in the fu­ture.

The lat­est ini­tia­tive of Oore­doo Good­will Jour­ney, the tele­com com­pany’s cor­po­rate and so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity un­der­tak­ing, be­gins on Sun­day, May 27, and will see vol­un­teers from the com­pany travel more than 2,000km to pro­vide vi­tal de­vel­op­ment skills to un­der­priv­i­leged fam­i­lies.

What makes this even more im­pres­sive is that the Good­will Jour­ney takes place dur­ing the Holy Month of Ra­madan, which will see vol­un­teers brave scorch­ing tem­per­a­tures, while not con­sum­ing food or wa­ter.

Last year, Oore­doo opened more than nine in­cu­ba­tors along with the Oman Women’s As­so­ci­a­tions across the na­tion, in or­der to teach women im­por­tant skills such as tai­lor­ing, cre­at­ing kitchen uten­sils, cre­at­ing hand­bags, man­u­fac­tur­ing soap and lo­tion, among oth­ers. More than 3,100 women have been trained till date.

This year, the com­pany will open four more in­cu­ba­tors across Si­nan­nah in Bu­raimi, Maqshen in Dho­far, Izki and Sa­mail. As a re­sult, more than 200 women have be­gun their own busi­nesses.

“Ra­madan is such an im­por­tant time of the year, ded­i­cated to re­flec­tion and unity,” said Raed Mo­hammed Da­wood, Di­rec­tor of Govern­ment Re­la­tions and Cor­po­rate Af­fairs at Oore­doo. “It is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to serve and give back to the com­mu­nity, which is why Good­will Jour­ney 14 will go the ex­tra mile with new ini­tia­tives and en­rich­ing part­ner­ships.”

“In a Good­will Jour­ney first, Oore­doo will be pro­mot­ing the dig­i­tal life­style across the Sul­tanate through a spe­cially de­vel­oped app, which gives users ac­cess to a range of free ed­u­ca­tional cour­ses,” he added. “This will help more peo­ple by cre­at­ing long-term sus­tain­able ed­u­ca­tional de­vel­op­ment and growth. By do­ing this, we hope to keep lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in­spired and en­able them to ful­fil their as­pi­ra­tions.”

The pro­gramme has em­pow­ered more than 171 groups and has seen vol­un­teers travel more than 25,000km to help peo­ple across Oman.

From the cap­i­tal city, the vol­un­teers will make their way to Al Bu­raimi, Luwa, Al Mu­sana, Al Rus­taq, Izki and Sa­mail Bid­bid. Dur­ing the sec­ond week, com­menc­ing on Sun­day, June 3, the jour­ney will con­tinue from Al Wafa Cen­tre in Al Amerat to the South­ern ar­eas of Bedeya, Duqm and Maqshan, con­clud­ing on Thurs­day, June 7.

SO­CIAL RE­SPON­SI­BIL­ITY: What makes this even more im­pres­sive is that the Good­will Jour­ney takes place dur­ing the Holy Month of Ra­madan.

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